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    Video: Petrolicious revisits our favorite kind of hybrid, the Iso Grifo
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    The '60s were a great time for exotic cars. Italian coach builders were busily handcrafting beautiful sheetmetal and plopping whatever throaty drivetrain they could find behind the headlights. For Iso Grifo, that meant marrying lusty European lines with a tried and true Chevrolet small block. In ...

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    Report: Marchionne uses racial epithet to describe what must power future Alfa Romeo models
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    Sergio Marchionne and his Fiat empire have a lot riding on the US return of the Alfa Romeo brand. The endeavor has been in progress for what feels like a lifetime – certainly for as long as Fiat has had the Chrysler brand under its Italian wing. It's not surprising that Fiat CEO Marchionne ...

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    Official: Meet the 701-hp Mazzanti Evantra
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    If you've heard of upstart boutique supercar maker Mazzanti, we salute you. About a year ago, we brought you news of this small Italian firm, which then was under the name Faralli & Mazzanti. The creation was the Evantra, and as the name of the company has changed, so has the car. The ...

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    Video: Motor Trend pits Ferrari 458 Italia against Ducati 1198S
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    Ferrari 458 Italia vs Ducati 1198S – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Italy produces machines that look good rolling slow or screaming towards the ever evasive horizon, so it's no surprise that Motor Trend decided to pit two of the boot country's finest against each other: the ...

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    MotoGP 2010: Don't call it a comeback at Misano... just yet [SPOILER]
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    When Dani Pedrosa left Indianapolis Motor Speedway last week, there's little doubt he was the envy of his fellow MotoGP contenders. The Spaniard clinched victory, proving that he possessed not only the speed, but also the fortitude to truly challenge Jorge Lorenzo. The question on everyone's mind ...

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    Slick Little Number: Pogea Racing develops Fiat 500 Ferrari Dealers Edition with 264 HP
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    Fiat 500 Ferrari Dealers Edition by Pogea Racing – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Soon enough, we Americans will be able to feast upon the Forbidden Fruit that is the Fiat 500. Will we get the hotted-up Abarth models? That remains to be seen, but one thing's for sure, we're super ...

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    Video: Ducati Multistrada 1200 makes TV debut
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    The Ducati Multistrada 1200 isn't afraid to leave the tarmac – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    If you're a MotoGP fan and hail from the home-country of Multistradas, you got to see the official "Strada" commercial aired during the breaks of the first rounds of Grand Prix ...

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    Video: Celebrating 60 years with the women of Vespa
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    "Hello, would you like cake with your Vespa?"- Click above to watch the video after the jump
    When you hear the term biker babes, the images that fill your mind may include bleach blond hair and the scant use of finely crafted leather bikinis. So you probably haven't stopped to consider the ...

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    BMW loses Clonewars Italian court battle
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    Take a close look at the image. A court in Italy has just ruled that the crossover pictured above, the five-seat CEO built by Shuanghuan Automobile of Shijiazhuang, China, is not a clone of the BMW X5. Um... yeah. The legal battles began when Shuanghuan introduced their "Noble" last year, a ...

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    For Sale: Zagato Caddy
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    Say "Italian-styled Cadillac" and any car person will shoot back "Allante." It does appear, though, that Zagato executed coachwork on top of a fourth-generation Eldorado before Cadillac ever thought of shipping its wares to and from Pininfarina. This Eldo looks a lot like a Ferrari, and there's a ...

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    Bertone sold to Gruppo Prototipo
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    Only days before heading to bankruptcy court, Italian engineering firm and carrozzeria Bertone revealed that it was about to pull a last-minute trick out of its sleeve in an announcement later that day. But when the announcement didn't come, the industry was left wondering if, after 95 years in ...

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    Italian Craftsmanship: Salvatore Ferragamo packs the Maserati GranTurismo
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    For those customers who appreciate fine craftsmanship, opening the trunk of their new six-figure Italian GT can provide nearly as much excitement as the car itself. Okay, maybe not that much, but the custom fitted luggage found in the boot of The Boot's most exquisite touring cars has an appeal ...

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    GM buys stake in Italian diesel firm
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    In an effort to further GM's plan of becoming one of the dominant automakers offering diesel-powered vehicles, the company announced plans to purchase a 50-percent stake in VM Motori S.p.A., an Italian diesel engine manufacturer owned by Penske.The deal comes hot on the heels of Bob Lutz's comments ...

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    Shark Attack: Spada Codatronca details emerge
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    Did you think the Castagna Aznom was an odd little duckling? Then you've clearly forgotten about the Codatronca, the likewise Corvette-based Italian coachbuilt limited-edition supercar, initial details of which we brought you several months ago. SpadaConcept, the Italian design studio that cooked ...

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    It's no record, but 13 Paganis is still epicly cool
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    Ferrari's newly-minted record isn't in jeopardy, but we bet the driver of the lone Ferrari was kicking pebbles while hanging out with the dude who brought the SLR. Okay, probably not. Pagani's frontal assault on the supercar world, powered by an AMG V12 must have made for some sweet sounds and ...

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    Italy gives Lamborghini stamp of approval
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    The Italian Post Office is honoring one of the country's most well-known brands, Lamborghini, by offering a commemorative stamp in its honor. The 85-euro-cent stamp will hit post offices first in Lamborghini's hometown, Sant'Agata Bolognese, before it is offered at offices throughout the country. ...

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    Toyota engineers convicted of stealing secrets from Ferrari
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/motorsport/Toyota_engineers_convicted_of_stealing_secrets_from_Ferrari'; In most countries, acts like murder, treason, or plotting to overthrow the government rank among the most heinous crimes a person can commit. In Italy, stealing secrets from Ferrari ranks ...

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    LA Auto Show: Live shots of the Giugiaro Mustang
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    Ford's presence at the L.A. Auto Show can be summed up in one word: Giugiaro. Unfortunately, the new Escape, the product Ford will actually be selling, has been drowned out by the buzz surrounding the Giugiaro Mustang. Our man Frank Filipponio calls it a Spaghetti Western on wheels, which sounds ...

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    Il Commendatore: Mario Andretti honored by Italy
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    Accomplished race driver, living legend and patriarch of a veritable racing dynasty Mario Andretti is being honored by the Italian government with the title of Commendatore della Repubblica Italiana. The prestigious award will be presented on October 23 by Consul-General Antonio Bandini at the New ...

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    VIDEO: the dramatic Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
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    The production version of Alfa Romeo's sensuous 8C Competizione coupe made its debut at the Paris Motor Show. While our excitement continues to grow for Alfa's planned re-emergence into the North American market, the celebrated Italian marque has graced us with yet another video of its ...

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